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A charming and hidden gem, a must if visiting Bequia

A visit here is really valuable way to understand a vital part of Bequia's history. Former boat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
diana w
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Horndean, United Kingdom
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This museum is small but unusual, photos and model boats, whaling information and exhibits. Lawson... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2017
LDB65
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A visit here is really valuable way to understand a vital part of Bequia's history. Former boat builder Lawson Sargeant is a wonderful guide and meeting him is also a highlight. Amongst many other projects, Lawson built a model replica HMY Britannia and presented it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank diana w
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

It's easy to get to, the place is a workshop where you can see how prototypes of all boats are made. if you have a picture they will make your ship in miniature. Of course these artists have their life story and the art is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

This place was ok. Basically 3 boats in a shed over friendship bay. The view of the bay was amazing but the museum was boring. 3 boats in a shed.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank GCLB
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

A great way to spend 30 minutes to learn about Bequia's very rich maritime and boat building history and meet the charming Lawson Sergeant. Lawson met the Queen when she came to Bequia and presented her with a model version of Britannia that he had...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank BlueFoot_Travel
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This museum is small but unusual, photos and model boats, whaling information and exhibits. Lawson was there when I visited which added a personal touch and he was able to answer my questions about whaling and boat building. Even if you are not a maritime...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank LDB65
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This small museum explains the whaling industry of the island and is well labelled and informative and is an important place to visit to understand the island.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank carostraker
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This museum is a must for anyone interested in boat building and the history of Bequia. Nicola our guide had an in depth knowledge of both. The story of whaling on the island and whale boat building was fascinating. The small hand book is worth...More

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Meerhay
Reviewed 23 April 2016

I have to admit I wasn't thrilled to be visiting, but I had my expactations thrown...I really enjoyed the information on offer andfound it fascinating to hear the old whaling tales and to see how SMALL the whaling boats were...with the maratime history such an...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank bluebellbabe
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Lawson Sargeant was an amazing tour guide showing us the beautiful wooden boats he has built. Just seeing the photos of him as a young man was worth the admission (15EC). The museum is just past Coco's on the right, turn at Rastaferian house.

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank 404ceciliah
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Included in our island tour. You walk around an area that is enclosed with iron bars -- I supposed that this is the best way to display the whaling boats, murals & whaling gear / without worrying about theft / vandalism. Thankfully this way of...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank rollngstone
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